Last evening, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) customs enforcement intelligence officers stationed at Entebbe International Airport intercepted and offloaded two wanted Vietnamese nationals;Nguyen Van Thanh and Dinh Van Chung from Qatar Airways as the duo attempted to flee from Uganda to evade prosecution.
The duo is part of the eighteen-man wanted racket whose mugshots and details we published a couple of weeks ago suspected to be behind the Ivory and Pangolin dirty trade on the African continent.
Earlier, three suspects were arrested and prosecuted in court.
According to URA Commissioner Customs Dicksons Kateshumbwa, the hunt for sixteen of the eighteen suspects who are still at large is still on.
“This racket is said to have been operating in Uganda for the last three years from a warehouse in Kyebando and a house in Bugolobi,” he said.
“Two other houses with links to this racket in Kololo were raided and two women were arrested believed to have been part of prostitution activities.”
Earlier this year, the authority seized the largest ever consignment of ivory and pangolin scales worth over Shs 14 billion.